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By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

“... Thinking your mind was my own, in a dream --

What would you wonder and how would it seem?

Living in castles a bit at a time, the King started laughing and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words... between the lines of age.”   Neil Young, “Words,” Harvest

 

“Though it all may be One / in the Higher...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Shambhala Electronic Music Festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event at its wilderness location outside Salmo due to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19.

Now the popular festival has hit the pause button on its 2020 virtual event, set for July 23-25 after several women recently came forward on social media to make sexual assault allegations against one of its artists.

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By David Suzuki On on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Diversity is strength. That’s true in nature and human affairs.

But recent painful events have shown society has yet to grasp this. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Toronto’s Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and many others — all at the hands of those tasked to serve and protect — have ignited awareness of the...

By Timothy Schafer On on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

A mural has been tentatively approved by the city for the iconic lane-facing wall of the Capitol Theatre where impromptu art has graced the alley for years.

City council approved a mural proposed by the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) and designed by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, contingent on the Cultural Development Committee’s (CDC) approval of the proposed design.

The...

By The Conversation On on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

By Ian Lowe, from  The Conversation

Documentary maker Michael Moore’s latest offering, Planet of the Humans, rightly argues that infinite growth on a finite planet is “suicide”. But...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Monday Jul 06 2020

Local filmmaker Jeremy Grant started filming his friends ride bikes when he was just 12 years old on his parent’s hi-8 camera. At first they took turns filming each other riding, it was a classic case of “hold the camera, watch this.”

But as the drops got bigger and the tricks started emerging and happening off the jumps, Jeremy would soon find himself offering to hold the camera more...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 29 2020

Bouldering, a popular form of rock climbing, is trending in the West Kootenays like never before, partly thanks to the release of the area’s first Bouldering Guidebook.

Rossland-born and raised filmmaker Liam Barnes films Nelson rock climbers Tosh and Tula Sherkat as they navigate the area’s biggest and most difficult climbs, including several historic first ascents,...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 29 2020

Many of my friends consider me a cosmopolitan guy, a world traveler, a literary connoisseur.  

They’re very misguided.  

I’ll admit that during our collective self-isolation I am enjoying a few classic books but I think their perception is based on the fact that I also enjoy critically acclaimed, international, and, yes, even Canadian film. Hardly proof of sophistication. I’m...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

 

Indigenes and Incomers

What freedom we possess! To live as an individual, with choice to create one’s own singular culture! Where else in the world can people do this? Canada, a land colonized by massive immigration from Europe, is lucky indeed to be one of the few. People like me are unlikely to live anywhere but...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

Part II

Cultural Revolutions and Wars, changing millions in swift strokes

Culture is a small word to cover a phenomenon encompassing just about everything humans do and think and express, all things about us that are not of “nature.” Change culture and you change humans, is pretty much the assumption.

Intellectuals and...

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